A Virtual Valentine’s Day Weekend: 21 Cultural Choices to Watch

Valentine’s Day themed deals are at the top of this week’s streaming arts list. Here’s our rundown of online concerts, theater, art, and other culture for you to watch, always Pacific.

ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway
In a new fundraiser for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, “All My Children” star Susan Lucci and other soap actors look back on a series of live Broadway Cares benefits from 2005 to 2011. Whoopi Goldberg hosts. Thursday 5:00 pm. Free; donations accepted. broadwaycares.org

A Night In With Josh Groban
The Grammy winner makes romantic favorites in a socially detached performance filmed in Los Angeles. Available on request for 48 hours from 5 pm on Sunday. $ 30. joshgroban.com

The Look of Love: A Valentine’s Day Presentation
“Family Ties” characters Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross and singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom (“The Rose”) take part in this variety show from Santa Barbara’s Ensemble Theater Company. Available on request from Sunday to February 17th. Free. Register at etcsb.org

Grand Park Lovers Rock: A Virtual Experience
The Music Center’s annual personal Valentine’s Day celebration goes online and includes romantic playlists curated by local DJs, plus a vegan cooking guide. Free. Always until February 28. grandparkla.org youtube.com mixcloud.com open.spotify.com

“The Gin Game”
Laguna Playhouse presents Joe Spano (“NCIS”) and JoBeth Williams in a staged reading of DL Coburn’s 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two residents of a retirement home. Available on request from Sunday noon to Tuesday 10 pm. $ 20. lagunaplayhouse.com

“Trilogy of Relationships”
The Los Angeles-based contemporary ballet company Freaks With Lines presents three romantic themed dances. 2 pm Sunday; on request for 30 days. $ 17.95, $ 24.95. balletproject.tv

“Love, lust and libido: aphrodisiacs in medieval Europe”
The Getty is hosting this live Zoom webinar with assistant manuscript curator Larisa Grollemond and food historian Ken Albala. Sunday 2 pm. Free, register with getty.edu

Stars in the House
The cast of the 1970s and 80s television series ‘The Love Boat’ reunites in a new episode of an online series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. Thursday 5:00 pm. Free; donations accepted, with proceeds to support the Actors Fund. starsinthehouse.com youtube.com

This Album Saved My Breakup
KCRW DJs included Anne Litt Anthony Valadez and Novena Carmel celebrate music to heal a broken heart in this interactive anti-Valentine’s Day event. Thursday 7 pm. Free. eventbrite.com

“Yorick, La Historia de Hamlet”
Francisco Reyes reinterprets Shakespeare’s tragedy of the melancholic Dane in this intimate solo show featuring the Chilean theater artist and a cast of tiny plasticine figures. In Spanish with English subtitles. Friday 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 3 pm. $ 12, $ 15. redcat.org

Virtual Lunar New Year
Pacific Symphony is celebrating the Year of the Ox with this online program of archive performances by pipa player Min Xiao-Fen, pianist Fei-Fei and others. 8 p.m. Friday. Free. facebook.com youtube.com

“Angels in America”
National Theater at Home is streaming a 2017 London performance of the Tony-winning revival of Tony Kushner’s acclaimed two-part drama about the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield star. Always available with subscription. $ 12.99 per month; $ 129.99 per year. ntathome.com

Seven Limbs
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents the Aizuri Quartet and veteran guitarist Nels Cline in a performance of the piece by composer Douglas J. Cuomo, inspired by Tibetan Buddhism. 7 pm Friday; also available on request from Sunday 7 pm to 21 February. Free. online.cap.ucla.edu

“Tonight is the evening”
The North Hollywood group rep is streaming this new musical story about former lovers reconnecting on Zoom two decades later. Friday 6 pm, Sunday 5 pm. Free; donations accepted. thegrouprep.com youtube.com

“Dixie’s Happy Hour”
Drag artist Dixie Longate, the brutal Southern beauty behind the comedic “Dixie’s Tupperware Party”, returns in this new show. 8 pm in the evening until February 21. $ 35 per household. scfta.org

“Colonialism is awful, but Pho is delicious”
Anaheim’s Chance Theater is streaming a one-off performance of Dustin Chinn’s age-old dark comedy about cultural appropriation and Vietnamese cuisineSaturday 5:00 pm. Free; donations accepted. RSVP on chancetheater.com

“Rachmaninoff & Chopin”
The Pasadena Symphony virtual season continues with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic dances plus Chopin’s No. 1 Piano Concerto with pianist Inon Barnatan4 pm Saturday; available on request until Monday. Free. pasadenasymphony-pops.org youtube.com

Heartbeat Opera: Breathing Free
The Broad Stage presents the West Coast premiere of this theatrical song cycle celebrating black arts in this time of pandemic and racial reckoningSaturday 7 pm. $ 10- $ 75. thebroadstage.org

The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach showcases works by female artists from across America in this interactive virtual exhibition. Always available. Free. molaa.org

“Maintain Honor and Excellence”
Forest Lawn in Glendale celebrates Black History Month with this variety show featuring a New Orleans-style jazz band and dancers and bucket drummers from “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in’ da Funk.” Saturday afternoon; available on request thereafter. Free. facebook.com

Loves Me / Loves Me Not
San Pedro’s Little Fish Theater kicks off its virtual season with this showcase featuring five new short plays on romantic themes. 6 pm Thursday; on request up to and including 23 February. February 20, $ 15. littlefishtheatre.org

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